THIS IS WHAT OAXACA EXPORTS AND CONTRIBUTES TO THE WORLD
Feel, try, learn. From the producer directly to your hands.
Oaxaca’s production of textile, clay and glass handicrafts, as well as its mezcal tradition is known in many parts of the world. Differently from other states of Mexico, the industrialization process is different to the one from other regions.
Why is it so? What makes Oaxaca different and which are its advantages and disadvantages or its relation to sustainability?
Without missing any opportunity for entertainment and intercultural exchange, we will journey through many unique projects, where entrepreneurs will show us their creations and effort towards innovation and perfection.
This is also a chance for you to discover the products that represent Mexico abroad, and a chance to purchase them right in the production area.
Rey’s Palenque: Rey lives in Santa Catarina Minas, a Village specialized in excellent mezcal, quality made from ancient and special artisanal production methods, including art. Rey is a peculiar entrepreneur on the mezcal world: he has diversified it’s own entrepreneurial activities and bets for quality on small batches, just like small groups of visitors. He […]
More than 15 years ago, someone thought that setting up a Blown glass company in Oaxaca was a perfect complement for a region where the mezcal sector was burgeoning. The idea rounded up when the possibility of recycling glass bottles from the hotel and restaurants sector was included. Not only was it an added value, […]
Oaxaca is also called “La verde Antequera”, due to the green color of the quarry that brightens up many facades of historic buildings, have you seen it? Without this smooth kind of stone, our city wouldn’t have these gorgeous colors, neither would it be so attractive: it is everywhere! The floor in the streets, the […]
Teotitlan del Valle is already famous for its textiles (mainly carpets) made of wool with natural dyes. The color pigment preparation is very specialized and the textile quality is well recognized around the world, nevertheless its history on candles production is little known. More than three generations ago, the church used to designate a local […]
La alfarería es crucial en Oaxaca. Cada región tiene su forma de producirla, quemarla y pulirla. Sus diseños son únicos y esta actividad es una alta generadora de empleos y economía. A pesar de eso, los tiempos modernos, con sus nuevos materiales hacen que este producto tenga un gran reto frente a productos alternativos que […]
Alebrijes are wooden pieces of art, mostly carved in copal, a very smooth wood. Its origin is not precisely known: the “official” discourse says that during the eighties a gentleman called Pedro Linares –from Oaxacan origin, although residing in Mexico city– was sick, and during a high fever got the “enlightenment” of bizarre figures with lots […]
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